Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Project team Santiago Miret and Melisa Brieva
Collaborators Cynthia Solipaca
The project proposes, on the one hand, a monument in the center of the Florentino Ameghino Park in Buenos Aires in direct dialogue with the current monument erected in 1873 to those killed by the yellow fever of 1871 by Manuel Ferrari; and on the other hand, a reformulation and ordering of the current system of paths and slopes of the park in general.
The structure of the monument is a surface that mediates between the central rectangular base of the park and an upper oval that collects the footprint of the oval path currently present in the park. In this way, the surface is curved, allowing access through the two existing central axes that cross the park.
The project emerges as an alternative to the conventional park, investigating the possibility of exponentiating the activities that currently exist, while proposing a space for contemplation and memory of a global tragedy.